No matter how old you are nor how long you've been a Christian, it's your job to be a good example whether you are with Christians or non-believers. Your choices and lifestyle reflect what is in your heart. Do these things encourage or discourage your fellow Christians? If we want to see the church stand firm tomorrow, we need to be a solid example of faith today. How do we shine our light to each other?
While I was driving with a highway patrolmen, he would spot things way up ahead and make a maneuver that made no immediate sense to me. It always turned out to be a wise maneuver. He was adept at making turns at higher speeds without sudden braking and he could wheedle his way through traffic without incident---all because he was trained to drive with a higher focus. Don't look back on life with rose-colored glasses; look ahead with a high visual horizon.
Someone out there is feeling aimless today. It might even be you.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are… Continue reading Do not lose heart (Day 2 of #encourage marathon)
Today take a few minutes and send some encouragement to the preachers and teachers you've been praying for. Send an email, shoot them a text, write a card or simply give them a call. Give them an idea of what you are specifically praying for. Encourage others in your church to participate in this effort. Let's flood our teachers and preachers with encouragement. Let them know that we are in the race to heaven together and we want them to endure with us. Remind them to guard their hearts & their teaching as Paul reminded Timothy.